“LOVE TAKES ME HIGHER” by JOSH X snags the #9 slot on this week’s Billboard R&B charts. This is JOSH X’s second Top 10 single of his musical career. His first was with the now fan-favorite, “I MISS YOU”, in 2020.
“I am beyond thankful to all those that continue to support me… JOSH X, the kid from Queens, NY, with dreams. It feels amazing that everyone is loving this new song and I could not be more proud and grateful to those that are streaming, playing, spinning, downloading and even singing the song at shows, I say THANK YOU!”
“LOVE TAKES ME HIGHER” was written by Josh X and produced by Dr. Wang. “I was inspired to write this song after the passing of my father on Father’s Day last year. The love that I have for my dad and God, continues to inspire me and reminds me every day that love does take me higher,” shares Josh X.
ABOUT JOSH X:
Born as Joshua Exantus in the bustling borough of Queens, New York, Josh X’s extraordinary journey into the world of music began with a humble upbringing. Raised by a single mother who worked tirelessly to provide for her five children, Josh X’s deep love for music ignited at a remarkably young age. His mother recognized his innate talent and became a pivotal figure in nurturing his musical aspirations.
Josh X’s artistry blossomed under the influence of musical legends like Stevie Wonder and Brian McKnight. His unique blend of R&B, hip-hop, and soul began to take form, catching the attention of the music industry’s biggest names. As a proud signee of KSR Records, Josh X embarked on collaborations with industry heavyweights such as Cardi B, Nipsey Hussle, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Swizz Beatz. Most notably, he became one of Stevie Wonder’s cherished proteges.
Josh X’s career reached new heights with the release of “I Miss You,” a single that soared to Billboard’s Top 20 R&B charts and garnered over half a million streams across various digital platforms. His signature song, “Heaven On My Mind,” became an instant fan favorite, showcasing his incredible versatility as an artist. Collaborating with the illustrious Rick Ross on the hit single “All On Me” further solidified his presence in the music industry, with the music video accumulating over five million views.
In November 2022, Josh X released “Forever Love,” a soul-stirring love ballad that resonated with audiences worldwide. This marked another milestone in his career, showcasing his ability to capture the depth of human emotions through music. Additionally, “Love Takes Me Higher,” released in April 2023, soared to the top 10 on the Billboard charts, cementing his status as a chart-topping artist. The lyric video for the same song accumulated an impressive 5 million views, a testament to his growing and devoted fan base.
Josh X’s journey recently led him to an electrifying performance at WBLS’ Quiet Storm legend Lenny Green’s Birthday Party on September 2 at Brooklyn Chop House. This event showcased his innate ability to mesmerize live audiences with his undeniable musical charisma.
The next exciting chapter in Josh X’s journey is set to take place on September 19th, 2023, at City Winery in Atlanta. This highly anticipated performance promises to be a night of musical
excellence and a testament to Josh X’s enduring passion for his craft.
In March 2023, Josh X continued to serenade his fans with “One Last Time,” a heartfelt composition that tugged at the heartstrings of listeners. This marked another significant step in his musical evolution as he consistently delivered soulful and moving melodies.
This biography chronicles the incredible odyssey of a young boy from Queens who, against all odds, transformed into a musical luminary. With each chapter of his life, Josh X continues to redefine the boundaries of his artistry, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music and entertainment.